Hundreds of Voltes V fans gathered together in Taguig City to celebrate its 40th year in the Philippines last Saturday. The Voltes V Run Manila 2018, a first of its kind in world was held last February 10 at McKinley West in Bonifacio Global City.
The event featured a 5 kilometer theme route, designed to make every participants drift in to the world of the mighty robot anime. Lucky runners were given special prizes such as Best Costume, Best Runner, Eldest Participants, First Registrant, Voltes V Award and Lucky Bib #40.
Aside from the running event with fun obstacle courses, participants and fans enjoyed an exciting program which includes a special performance from the voice of the Voltes V opening theme song, Ms Horie Mitsuko.
The top five finalists in the Voltes V Karaoke Contest also battled it out onstage. Hino Fujiwara, also cosplaying as Oka Megumi aka Jamie Robinson, won the competition and received the grand prize of Php20,000 cash. The 1st runner up, 2nd runner and 2 consolations prize winners received Php10,000, Php5,000 and Php2,000 respectively. All top five received trophies and special gifts from sponsors.
The finalists got to join Ms Horie Mitsuko in a special number after the awardings.
Raffles prizes were also given away via lucky draws and special contests from sponsors as the program passed by.
Voltes V Run Manila 2018 was organized by Tokyo Gets Co. Ltd. (Japan) and its local partner, TEN:22 Business Solutions.